A Clockwork Orange (novel)

231 Ratings: 3.4
A novel by Anthony Burgess

I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language as Mr. Burgess has done here-the fact that this is also a very funny book may pass unnoticed. --William S. Burroughs      Novel by Anthony Burgess, published in … see full wiki

Author: Anthony Burgess
Genre: Science Fiction, Political and Social Satire, Dystopian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Ballantine Books
Date Published: 1962
ISBN: 0-434-09800-0
13 reviews about A Clockwork Orange (novel)
review by . April 25, 2011
"A Clockwork Orange" is a novel by Anthony Burgess, and it is one of the most famous works of dystopian fiction. It has been made particularly famous by Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation, and both the film and the book are routinely ranked in various surveys amongst the most significant works in their corresponding genres.     One of the main idiosyncrasies of the book is the use of an invented teenage slang (or more specifically "argot") called Nadsat. Burgess was a polyglot, …
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
Has everything I want in a book. A contained universe that is fully realized, brilliant writing, social satire, and a confusingly sympathetic main character. Check out the Kubrick flick if you haven't yet.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Prepare yourself for a brainwash. The worst punishment of your phisical sins is inside your mind, inside your soul.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Watch the movie and then read this book and see how they compare.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of the most twisted books I have ever read. I love the characters and the psychology behind it. I love the twist at the end most of all.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Very difficult read, but keep slogging through. The slang Russian/Cockney gets easier to understand as you go. Disturbing, at the least!
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
MAN! What a great novel!
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
As though-provoking as they come
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
One of my favourite books.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
According to Burgess, this was not one of his favorite books that he wrote. Ah well, I still like it.
Quick Tip by . June 14, 2010
Classic British futuristic fiction. 1st ed. hardback sells for $1, 000+ w/ dust jacket
Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
Crazy and messed up, but a classic.
review by . February 24, 2005
Great books seldom make for great films, but when they do, it's usually the movie people remember better. Films reach more people, requiring less investment of their time. Plus, when they are made as well and as excitingly as was Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of this Anthony Burgess novel, it's hard not to think of the movie first.    Both feature a young man named Alex who, in what was a vaguely futuristic society for the time, rides around with his friends committing various …
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